National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society headquartered in Washington D.C. Is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. The National Geographic Society operates in all parts of the world and studies and reports on matters pertaining to world history, archeology, natural science, geography and world wide cultures. The mission of the society is to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world's culture, historical and natural history.

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Songbirds fly 3 times faster than expected (Video)

A York University researcher has tracked the migration of songbirds by outfitting them with tiny geolocator backpacks - a world first - revealing that scientists have underestimated their flight performance dramatically.

dateFeb 12, 2009 in
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Overfishing leaves swaths of Mediterranean barren

Centuries of overexploitation of fish and other marine resources — as well as invasion of fish from the Red Sea — have turned some formerly healthy ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea into barren places, an unprecedented ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Ecology
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'Talking dictionaries' document vanishing languages

Digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of the world's most endangered languages. Linguists from National Geographic's Enduring Voices project who are racing to document and revitalize struggling languages are ...

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Other
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